Well this is interesting. If you thought that AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint were going to be the only carriers in the USA to offer Apple’s new iPhone 4S, you apparently were mistaken. Although no other carrier partner for the US was announced at the beginning of this month when the iPhone 4S was unveiled, a fourth carrier will offer the iPhone 4S very soon.
And it’s a regional carrier, C Spire. If you don’t know that name, it’s because this company has been known as Cellular South up until a couple of weeks ago when they decided to rebrand. Of course, you’ll be the judge of whether the new brand is better than the old one.
So C Spire has put out a press release today announcing that it will sell the iPhone 4S soon – “in the coming weeks”. If you’d like to be the first to know more details, you can go to C Spire’s iPhone-minisite and register your interest now.
No pricing information has been made public by C Spire yet, but we’re obviously expecting it to offer the device for the same price that the other three carriers do – $199.99 with a two-year contract. We’ll let you know when you can buy an iPhone 4S from C Spire.
Anyway, it’s definitely nice to see an iPhone reach regional carriers, especially after the many years when AT&T was your only choice if you wanted an Apple smartphone in the US.
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